lay of the land

These drawings are a retelling of imperfectly remembered events: memories “stored” in family photographs yet still subject to disorganisation and even disintegration. In some pieces, figures appear in chaotic surroundings, or in contrived landscapes, to which they may or may not belong. In others, the figures have disappeared altogether, and all that is left are empty profiles, as if their occupants have already left the scene.


collaged paper, ink, gouache, 2016.


ink on paper, 2016, 7″ x 9.”


paper, graphite, ink, paint, staples on paper, 2016, 10″ x 8″


paper, graphite, ink on paper, 2016, 10″ x 9.5″


collaged paper on waxed paper, 2016, 14″ x 11″


Installation View, 100 DRAWINGS pop-up show, Victoria.


Installation view, 100 DRAWINGS pop-up show, Victoria.


Clare Thomas, 2016, Untitled, paper and egg tempera on paper, 9″ x 12.”
Clare Thomas, 2016, Untitled, paper, lace and pins on cloth, 14.5″ x 13.5.”